Recipes have a way of taking you back in time to a special memory or place. Food brings people together and where people gather, memories are made. Today, I want to share a special recipe our family serves every Halloween right before we head out to trick or treat. I’ve been making this White Chicken Chili recipe for our family for almost 20 years! Memories flood my mind and heart when the scent of this hearty chili fill our kitchen.
My mom always made chili on Halloween night. One year she baked it in a pumpkin! I remember how cool I thought she was. The raisins and rice in the chili weren’t my favorite, but the memory of the time she took to make it special has stayed with me all these years. Gathering as a family to share a meal together was magical.
Now my children gather around our kitchen table, usually dressed in their Halloween costumes, and we fill our bellies with this comfort chili, just like I did all those years ago. On Halloween night, they are usually too excited about the candy, they don’t eat as much as normal. The beauty of this recipe is the left overs can be frozen and used for another dinner. You can also make this ahead of time in a crockpot.
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White Chicken Chili Recipe
Below you will find the pieces I used to create this dish in our kitchen. A good dutch oven is my go to pot to make this yummy chili. Dutch ovens cook quicker can also be thrown in the oven. A large cutting board is nice to keep veggies and meat separate and give yourself extra work space.
To serve the chili, you can serve it right out of the dutch oven, or use this festive pumpkin serving dish. We served ours in these soup bowls, but pumpkin bowls would be so fun too -especially for Halloween.
We make this recipe all through the Fall, but it tastes extra special on Halloween night with the magic of the holiday sprinkled in the air! Make it and let me know what you think! Do you have a special recipe you like to make to gather your family together?